Economy Is Dominant Issue for Americans as Election Nears

The “economy in general” ranks No. 1 on Gallup’s Most Important Problem list in October, with 37% of Americans saying it is the top issue facing the country. This is up from 29% in September and exceeds unemployment, in second place at 26%. …

Democrats, independents, and Republicans all became more likely to name the economy as the nation’s top problem in October; however, the increase was sharpest among Republicans, rising 14 percentage points, from 30% to 44%. [cont.]

Lydia Saad, Gallup